Question: Do you remember that time when a feminist book subscription service was pitched on Dragon’s Den (the UK version of Shark Tank)?
Here’s a reminder if not.
To quote their website…
Books That Matter is the award-winning subscription box empowering women, powered by women. We platform marginalised voices by curating unique and inspiring reading experiences through our monthly book boxes which contain a female or non-binary authored book and themed gifts.
And guess which lucky sausage got given a box to review?
That’s right, the actual influencers. But through the wonders of a competition I have no recollection of entering (“you say blackout drunk, I say blackout Googling”) I am now the proud owner of a three month subscription. And boy, am I very excited by this development.
(So happy, I decided that throwing a blanket over my office chair would be enough to blend it seamlessly into the background…)
Then I thought “why stop there, why not do one of those unboxing-type videos?”
I enjoyed putting this quick rough-and-ready video together. No makeup, no regrets! It’s simple but heck, aren’t we all?
Debating whether to do this for the subsequent boxes I receive. Given the amount of cards I’m now in possession of and all the leftover Christmas bath bombs, I have visions of me swimming in bath salts by the time I get to June. And reading wise…well, I guess I just need to start reading more (and more quickly!)
Products featured in my Books That Matter subscription box
Book: Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood
Treat: Greetings cards and bookmark by Sunshine Llama
Treat: 70% coca chocolate by Alter Eco
Treat: Frosting bath slab by Miss Patisserie